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Unijet Benelux



Taken in April 1983 at Brussels shortly after its delivery, the last of three Falcon 20s of BFS International, formerly known as Unijet Benelux.  (Photo: collection Skystef)

 

Base: Brussels, Charleroi
IATA: *
ICAO: *
Fleet: 3x Falcon 20 (OO-DOK, OO-PJB, OO-VPQ)
History: Unijet Benelux was formed on May 27 1978 and was affiliated with Unijet France owned by Marcel Dassault. On October 28 1981 they were split in a flying division called Benelux Falcon Services (BFS International) and Unijet who became the Marcel Dassault aircraft representative agency for Belgium. From May 4 1979 till April 21 1986 three Falcon 20s, one at a time, were used for air-taxi and/or executive operations. When the last Falcon was sold, commercial flying activities ceased. During 1991-1992 two F27 freighters were temporary operated on behalf of Fedex in their colors, but in May 1992 this American company dropped the intra European parcel network, and the Fokkers went to the USA ceasing commercial flying activities of BFS. On October 5 1992, a B757 was leased which was used on behalf of other operators, with a first revenue flight from Munich on February 6 1993. The B757 was already disposed of on June 15 1993, ceasing again its flying activities. The company was renamed to Constellation International Airlines on February 7 1995 and with the lease of several B727's in June 1995 and later A320's, B737's and finally a A321, pax charter activities were maintained from its base at Brussels. Financial troubles led to the ceasing of all activities on December 3 1999, and they were declared bankrupt on December 15 1999.   

 

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